Job 12:18

“He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loines with a girdle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He looseth the bond of kings, And he bindeth their loins with a girdle.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He undoes the chains of kings, and puts his band on them;
- Basic English Bible

He weakeneth the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;
- Darby Bible

He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
- Webster's Bible

He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.
- World English Bible

The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He looseth the bond of kings, and bindeth their loins with a girdle.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:18


12:18 Looseth - He freeth them from that wherewith they bind their subjects to obedience, their power and authority, and that majesty which God stamps upon kings, to keep their people in awe. Girdeth - He reduces them to a mean and servile condition; which is thus expressed, because servants did use to gird up their garments (that after the manner of those parts were loose and long) that they might be fitter for attendance upon their masters: he not only deposes them from their thrones, but brings them into slavery.


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